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Event: World Water Day 2015[viewed]

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day.

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OECD Projects 290% Increase in Freight Transport Emissions by 2050[viewed]

The International Transport Forum (ITF) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its 2015 Transport Outlook. According to the report's projections, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from freight transport will increase by 290% by 2050. The Outlook also predicts that cities in China, India and Latin America will generate 38% of the growth in passenger transport emissions.

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ECOSOC Segment Discusses UN Positioning for Post-2015[viewed]

At the UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) 2015 Operational Activities for Development Segment, participants discussed ECOSOC's longer-term positioning in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, coherence in the funding of operational activities, fit-for-purpose, and UN effectiveness in supporting national capacity, among other issues. The Group of 77 and China introduced a draft resolution on ‘Progress in the implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system' (QCPR), on which the Council will take action at a later date.

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Expert Meeting Discusses Extractives' Role in Inclusive, Sustainable Growth[viewed]

Africa's revenue from the extractive industries and other natural resources revenue is expected to be a key source of development financing for the post-2015 development agenda and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, according to participants at the High Level Expert Group Meeting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the AU Agenda 2063, titled ‘Enhancing the Management of Africa's Extractive Industries.' The meeting addressed managing Africa's extractive industries to harness their potential for sustainable development, inclusive growth and structural economic transformation.

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UNSG Updates Membership on Climate Negotiations[viewed]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed UN Member States on the status of global climate change negotiations. He discussed progress made at recent meetings of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and said a few key issues remain to be decided, including climate finance, adaptation and resilience, and accelerating action.

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OECD Report Recommends Reforms to Address Inequality[viewed]

"Determined and systematic action" is necessary across a broad range of policy areas to restore healthy growth, and ensure gains are broadly shared, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 2015 ‘Going for Growth' report. The report examines the effect of pro-growth structural reforms on income inequality, and recommends efforts by both advanced and emerging economies to promote more inclusive growth.

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CCAC Meeting Opens in Kathmandu, Welcomes New Members[viewed]

The Working Group meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) opened in Kathmandu, Nepal, welcoming two new partners to the network that now includes 103 State and non-State members.

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World Bank Calls for Systematic Approach to Air Quality Management[viewed]

A report examining the World Bank's activities in relation to air quality management and environmental health recommends a more systematic focus for enhanced impact. Drawing lessons from successful projects to date, the report calls for: better data and systematic monitoring of changes in air quality over time; an active dialogue with all stakeholders; integrated approaches; cross-sectoral involvement; and a combination of technical, policy and economic measures.

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UNGA President Highlights Proposals from Debate on Post-2015 MOI[viewed]

The Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) released a summary of the key messages and proposals from the high-level thematic debate on ‘Means of Implementation for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.'

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Workshop Explores Mainstreaming Energy SDGs in Latin America[viewed]

The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has organized a workshop for Latin American countries on integrating energy-related sustainable development goals (SDGs), targets and indicators into national statistical programmes.

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